18-746 Storage Systems (Fall 2019): Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

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Lecture Date Lecturer Topics Required readings Optional readings Notes
1 Mon 08/26 Greg Overview and Performance Metrics
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Hennessy2002 Harchol2000
2 Wed 08/28 Greg Flash SSD Operation
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Agrawal2008 He2017, Mogul2009, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch44
Mon 09/02 Neither No class (Labor Day)
Wed 09/04 Rajat Lab 1 Walkthrough
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Lab 1, Checkpoint 1 is released.
3 Mon 09/09 George Disk Drive Operation
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Ruemmler1994, Worthington1994 Massiglia1986 ch2 1, Massiglia1986 ch2 2, Massiglia1986 ch12, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch37 Read pages 2-1 to 2-20 from Massiglia_ch2_1, 2-38 to 2-52 from Massiglia_ch2_2, and 12-1 to 12-11 from Massiglia_ch12.
4 Wed 09/11 George File System Storage Layout
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McKusick1996 ch8, Lee2015 Ren2013, Rodeh2013, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch40, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch43
5 Mon 09/16 George File System Organization
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Vahalia1995 ch8 Giampaolo1998 ch2, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch39, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch40
6 Wed 09/18 Greg Caching and File System Integrity
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Ganger2000, Giampaolo1998 ch7 ArpaciDusseau2015 ch42, Fryer2012
7 Mon 09/23 Greg Caching and File System Integrity (cont'd)
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Ganger2000, Giampaolo1998 ch7 ArpaciDusseau2015 ch42, Fryer2012
8 Wed 09/25 George Disk Array Organization
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Chen1994, Schroeder2007 Schroeder2016, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch38
9 Mon 09/30 George Disk Array Systems
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Chen1994, Hetzler2011 Greenan2010, Krioukov2008
10 Wed 10/02 Rajat Kateja Non-Volatile Memory File Systems
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Dulloor2014 Condit2009, Xu2016
Mon 10/07 Both Exam 1 Q&A
Wed 10/09 Both Exam 1
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Exam1 S04 Q, Exam1 F05 Q, Exam1 F06 Q, Exam1 S08 Q, Exam1 S09 Q, Exam1 S10 Q, Exam1 S11 Q, Exam1 S14 Q, Exam1 S15 Q, Exam1 F15 Q, Exam1 F16 Q, Exam1 F17 Q, Exam1 F18 Q Exam1 S04 A, Exam1 F05 A, Exam1 F06 A, Exam1 S08 A, Exam1 S09 A, Exam1 S10 A, Exam1 S11 A, Exam1 S12 A, Exam1 S13 A, Exam1 S14 A, Exam1 S15 A, Exam1 F15 A, Exam1 F16 A, Exam1 F17 A, Exam1 F18 A Exam 1 covers all material up to and including the week before the exam, including the projects. Try taking the Practice exams without looking at the answers.
11 Mon 10/14 George Distributed FS and NAS Interfaces
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McKusick1996 ch9 Howard1988, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch47, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch48, ArpaciDusseau2015 ch49, RFC1813
12 Wed 10/16 Greg and George More Distributed FS and Multi-server Distributed FSs
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L11 is a continuation of L10, same readings apply.
Mon 10/21 Rajat Kateja Lab 2 Walkthrough
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Lab 2, Checkpoint 1 is released.
13 Wed 10/23 Greg Multi-server Distributed File Systems
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Anderson1995 Readings from Lecture L10 also apply to L12.
14 Mon 10/28 Greg Extremely scalable storage
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Ghemawat2003, Chang2006 Dean2004
15 Wed 10/30 Greg Reliability enchancement techniques
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Holland1994, Welch2008
Mon 11/04 Neither No class (PDL Retreat)
Wed 11/06 Andrew Warfield, Senior Principal Engineer, Amazon S3 S3 Durability
Slides will not be posted for this lecture
16 Mon 11/11 George Backup and data protection
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Keeton2004 Amvrosiadis2016
Wed 11/13 Mike Kazar and Jeff Butler, Microsoft Azure HPC Cache and vFXT
Howard1988 RFC1813 Take a look at Azure HPC Cache and Avere vFXT for Azure.
17 Mon 11/18 Greg More extremely scalable storage
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Ghemawat2003, Chang2006 Dean2004
18 Wed 11/20 Talib Aghayev and Greg Cool and recent storage research from PDL
Aghayev2019
19 Mon 11/25 Larry Greenfield, Storage Group, Google Evolution of Google FSs
Dean2013
Wed 11/27 Neither No class (Thanksgiving)
Mon 12/02 Both Exam 2 Q&A
Wed 12/04 Both Exam 2
Exam2 F05 Q, Exam2 S08 Q, Exam2 S09 Q, Exam2 S10 Q, Exam2 S11 Q, Exam2 S14 Q, Exam2 S15 Q, Exam2 F15 Q, Exam2 F16 Q, Exam2 F17 Q, Exam2 F18 Q Exam2 F05 A, Exam2 S08 A, Exam2 S09 A, Exam2 S10 A, Exam2 S11 A, Exam2 S12 A, Exam2 S13 A, Exam2 S14 A, Exam2 S15 A, Exam2 F15 A, Exam2 F16 A, Exam2 F17 A, Exam2 F18 Q Exam 2 covers all material up to and including the week before the exam, including the projects. Try taking the Practice exams without looking at the answers.

Last updated: 2019-11-20 12:20:09 -0500